Most Overrated Black Celebrities

A list of the most overexposed and overrated African American celebs.

The Top Ten

1 Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

American media tries so hard to make her a Queen and it looks ridiculous. She would be nothing without family support and countless commercial. She is ZERO personality who copies other artists all the time. Nothing she does is her own. What a FAKE! - Magnolia

She's beautiful, can sing and dance. But don't force me to make her out to be a great songwriter (i.e., "Bootilscious", "Check On It", "Upgrade U") or a serious actress. If she wasn't pretty, we wouldn't be interested.

She is an ugly fat beast that can't sing without autotune. Her boulder thighs that spread open are vile.

Pretentious, ugly, people only like her because shes "female and black! 1! Slay me my kween! 1! "

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2 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

hey guys, did you even hear her live singing? She sounds like my nightmare. Rihanna should be no.1 in this list. She's real NO Talent! - Alexandr

She's pretty... But she just has an nice accent when she "sings" and did I forget to say that she's pretty? She was better when she first came out, but now, I don't like her stuff at all. It seems like she's in the illuminati and she is an AVERAGE SINGER.

Hideous as a face like an old lady and a down syndrome forehead. She is fugseriously

She can't even write songs.

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3 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.

She was good when she started her career and she was a powerhouse singing songs like Vision of Love, Emotions, Dreamlover, Hero, I Don't Wanna Cry and Prisoner, but after the disaster known as "Honey" happened her music started going down in quality and so did her voice. - DaWyteNight

She is overrated, but at least she did not heavily rely on sex to become famous. That sets her apart from several other recent, famous female singers.

I think she's mostly overhyped because she don't look black.

Even wit tons of surer you cann9ot make tis ugly face attractive. hideous narcissist and cow.

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4 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.

Quite overrated - DaWyteNight

Always hated this stupid slut with a passion. - RnBLover

5 Cardi B Cardi B
6 Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

Oprah, just come out of the closet already.

Played the 'i'm black and abused' card to make millions out of ppls emotions...the real victims of racism and child abuse still not even in the light

Brutally overrated.

No real talent. Her acting is mediocre, she isn't funny either.

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7 50 Cent 50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.

Yeah he ain't all that, his rapping ain't that special and only people who know little about rap call him one of the best lyricists. Rap music has just gone down in quality so much starting in the early 2000's that when people hear a half way decent rapper they call him the best. DMX is a more lyrical and better version of 50. - DaWyteNight

50 cent is worth 10 cents and cmon will smith made me like him in I am ledgend - djperth

8 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.

They don't have the dirtbag K. west in the list

Weezy f baby, and the f is for overrated - DaWyteNight

He sucks donkey dick

Go suck a donkey dick lil wayne. Just go suck a donkey dick. - williamrozario

9 Ice Cube
10 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

He was good up until he sacrificed his own mother for fame and married a stupid kardashian! - DaWyteNight

Most ignorant arrogant celeb.

He is despicable in every way.

The Newcomers

? Halle Berry Halle Berry Halle Maria Berry is an American actress. Berry won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama Monster's Ball. As of 2018, she is the only black woman to have won the award.

She's not as overrated as she used to be. It's probably because her looks, the main thing that made her famous, is going away. Also, she didn't deserve that Oscar.

How was she not on this list already? I had to include her on this list.

The Contenders

11 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.

Not that great of a rapper, I get much more out of J Cole and Joey Bada$$ than I ever could from this overrated watered down mainstream sellout. - DaWyteNight

12 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

She is ok... (but just look at her face in that picture! )

She is a stupid ho - DaWyteNight

She should be in the top 3 of this list. Plus, I don't get why Chris Brown, O.J. Simpson, and Bill Cosby are on this list. Those guys became more hated than liked.

13 Mike Tyson Mike Tyson Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old.

That whole comment is true. The guy was also a steroid user.

Why did he get so much credit for doing something that several other boxers had done? At least the boxers that defeated Julian Jackson, Sonny Liston, John Mugabi, Roberto Duran, Gerald Mcclellan, or Earnie Shavers were better pound-for-pound boxers than Buster Douglas. Shavers fought a young Larry Holmes. Tyson didn't. Also, Tyson fans had used the 'he was past his prime' excuse for his losses, even though Holyfield and Lewis were past their prime when they fought him.

He's too overrated by people that aren't casual boxing fans.

14 OJ Simpson OJ Simpson Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson, nicknamed The Juice, is a former National Football League running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and convicted robber.

murderer... that's what he's a celebrity for. - JESSIEMEN

past celebrity current double murderer - Music

15 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of ...read more.

I'm surprised he's not over 50.

Illuminati power keeps people like him going!

Nobody knows if he's gay beyond a reasonable doubt.

Gay-Z is what he should be called.

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16 The Notorious B.I.G. The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.
17 Flava Flav
18 P. Diddy

OK he didn't write his own lyrics thts y I'm voting for him... but seriously guys, Jay-Z? Beyonce? Will Smith? 50? They all have a natural talent and you guys have no respect for them. theyve got farther by themselves then youll ever be - 3anegroes

or whatever he's calling himself these days. Thinks he's gods gift to the black world!! Ha! think again!

To 3anegroes, none of those people you mentioned got far by themselves. They got far because of people with bad taste. Do you think that Lil Wayne or Nicki Minaj got far based on talent? Anyone with good taste would know that the answer is an absolute NO.

this idiot thinks he's the stuff, you are not all that!

19 Will Smith Will Smith Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is best known for his acting career overall. He has been in many popular movies, These include, but are not limited to, the Men in Black franchise, The Pursuit of Happyness, and After Earth. He is ...read more.

Regardless of the role, he's always the Fresh Prince to me. A clown!

He is one of the worst actors in the world and is always a smart ass.

He's a clown

Hhe is so ugly is eyes are retarded too far apart andh is wife is a les. e looks like he has fetal alcohol syndrome

20 Tyra Banks Tyra Banks Tyra Lynne Banks is an American model, television personality, talk show host, producer, author, actress, singer and business woman.

I get that she supposed to be great because there weren't many black models but other than that she seems like an awful person I watched America's top model she's just a my way or no way bullheaded person I remember years ago she came out with the song and once again in that interview she didn't think anybody who helped her she just kept running her mouth about herself and how she feels and why she had to do it put accents over the she in had she is seems like a real bad person yet people love her because she's black and because she's a model and there weren't that many black models at the time she came out so it sucks

She's so clueless and self-absorbed. - tarot_contralto

I doubt Tyra is truly overrated. She had several projects that failed.

She's beautiful. That's the one great thing she got going for her.

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21 Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt ...read more.

Not really, Bush, Reagan suck balls much worse.

Worst President in history!

Oh, PLEASE! Somebody just impeach him already!

He's a glood guy really... eh if they don't care what they did I don't care about my spelling.

22 Michelle Obama Michelle Obama Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer and writer who was the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

I didn't know gorillas were so ugly they look cute in the mountains.

23 Ludacris Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.

Stupid,retarded,and steriotype are 3 things that some to mind when thinking about Ludacris.He has no flow and awful lyrics.Clearly one of the most overrated rappers of all time not even top 100 good.

Well, what can you say about a guy who refers to himself as "Luda"?

24 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.
25 Raven Symone Raven Symone Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, sometimes credited as Raven, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, television personality, and producer.

She isn't black she is biracial and that is the only reason she was on the Cosby show. Bill Cosby thinks he is white

I actually like her, but she needs to do more substantial acting roles instead of riding on the cotail of "That's So Raven." I have faith in you Rae.

The only black celebrity who should not be on tis list.

26 Taye Diggs

He's fine as hell. But his acting sucks, especially "Daybreak."

27 Vivica A. Fox Vivica A. Fox Vivica Anjanetta Fox is an American actress, producer and television host. She began her career with roles on the daytime television soap operas Days of Our Lives and Generations, subsequently shifting to the prime-time slot starring opposite Patti LaBelle, in the NBC sitcom Out All Night.

I like her, but I don't get it.

28 2pac 2pac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

He had one classic album, one good album, and 3 weak albums. His diehard fans don't know anything about hip-hop cause rakim and nas are way better. And he had the vocabulary of a 6 year old with down syndrome. The most overrated black celebrity of all time is Tupac Shakur.

Im a fan myself but best rapper of all time? I don't think so. Great rapper with a classic (me against the world)and some okay albums but at the end of the day if he didn't die he would never get Greatest of all time talk. - ChrisHenry

2pac was a pretty good rapper. He wasnt the greatest or even close to the greatest. I take Kool G Rap, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Nas, Jay-Z, Common, AZ, Scarface and about 30 others before I would get to 2pac. - Chris-1

The epitome of overrated, right here, buddy!

29 Young Jeezy Young Jeezy Young Jeezy is a hip hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is most known for his album "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101", his loud, distinctive rap voice, his song "Put On", his longtime beef with rapper Gucci Mane, and for his tough talk and street lyrics.

I found it unbelievable that The Band was not featured on here. Not only is the best concert documentary of all time dedicated to them, but Americana, Country, and Rock will be indebted from their timeless sound. You wanna know who claims The Band as an influence? The Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Led Zeppelin, Elvis Costello, Elton John, Phish, and Pink Floyd, as well as modern artists like Eric Church, Drive-By Truckers, Chris Stapleton, Band of Heathens, The Hold Steady, Dr. Dog, My Morning Jacket, and Grace Potter. Most artists in modern guitar-driven music were influenced by The Band or were influenced by someone else who was influenced by The Band. Not to mention, their timing was perfect: they were together long enough to be prolific without falling prey to eventual mediocrity. The Band is the greatest band of all time in my opinion, but even if they aren't your #1, you can't deny the influence that they've had on music. - wrstevenson34

I don't get him either. But oh well.

Boom, boom, clap! Haha!

30 Bill Cosby Bill Cosby William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr., is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ...read more.

No you did not! Oh sorry, but who put him up here? The rest is understanding but... Bill?

31 Rashida Jones Rashida Jones
32 Bobby Brown Bobby Brown

Famous for ruining Whitney!

33 Denzel Washington Denzel Washington Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day.
34 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".
35 Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American former professional boxer and current boxing promoter. ...read more.

It's very dumb that his fans treat him like he's a devastating boxer when he didn't even score a knockout in many of his big fights. While Rocky Marciano was overrated, at least Marciano showed that he was a devastating boxer. Marciano did not play 'keep away' in his fights, and unlike what Mayweather did with Shane, Miguel, and Manny, Marciano did not wait for his best opponents to be past their best days before fighting them. Also, Oscar and Castillo were the real winners when they fought Mayweather, the most overrated boxer in history.

36 Jaleel White
37 Kodak Black Kodak Black
38 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

Hasn't made a song in years. Yet & still she is on everyone's blog site. Like the old Whit. This new Whit doesn't tickle my fancy. But after dumping Bobby Brown, maybe she'll make a good comeback. Hell to the yeah!

How long has this comment been on this website? Whitney Houston passed. And she is an inspiation! Sure she did drugs but she had a beautiful voice!

Grating, tuneless, howling crack-skank. - unclejoe1917

Hshe ad an ugly face. An h uge jaw and beady little eyes and she was a narcissist. not to mention a crack addict who gets dentures at 40? a I'm lad te witch is dead.

39 Chris Tucker Chris Tucker Christopher "Chris" Tucker is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series.

The question: Can he say a joke without being loud?

A loud and screeching voice, he needs to shut up!

40 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

The BIGGEST FRAUD in entertainment history. He made people think that he was a great man. What he did when he wasn't singing showed that he was a horrible person that used music to hide that.

I used to have respect for him until they showed proof that he was a child molester. It's ignorant that anyone would respect him after that. How successful someone was does not excuse the very bad things they did. What he did was way worse than what bill cosby or bernie madoff had done.

There are people that said he changed pop music. It sure wasn't for the better, since his stupid music inspired pop acts such as britney spears, one direction, justin bieber, the backstreet boys, and several other stupid pop acts. Booo!

The King Of Overrated Losers.

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41 Naomi Campbell Naomi Campbell Naomi Elaine Campbell is a British supermodel, actress, and singer. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself amongst the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s.

I was a beautiful 16 yr old I saw her on vogue and thought " the cow face from the Elmer's glue bottle- ew! " she is so ugly even with all the makeup hideous face! cow face look it up in the dictionary and Naomi Campbell is there.

The embodiment of a whore!

42 Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon ...read more.

What the hell! Who put him here! He is not overrated! - DaWyteNight

43 R. Kelly R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.
44 Tyga Tyga Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.
45 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.
46 Michael Jordan Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.
47 Silento Silento Richard Lamar Hawk, better known by his stage name Silentó, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is best known for his debut single "Watch Me", which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
48 2 Chainz 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, als o known as 2 Chainz, is an American rapper. He is more popular when contributing guest verses to people like Kanye West, B .o. B, and Lil Wayne . His latest album, ColleGrove, came out earlier this year .
49 Nick Cannon Nick Cannon Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon is an American rapper, actor, comedian, entrepreneur, record producer, radio and television personality.

This guy is a cornball - DaWyteNight

50 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.
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